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Admissions procedures

What do we look for in the applications?

The admissions to the bachelor programs at The Animation Workshop is talent based. This means that it is the drawing skills and the potential demonstrated in the portfolios, which are decisive for our selection of applicants for the programs.

Above all, we look for solid drawing skills. Excellent life drawing and perspective drawing are a crucial foundation. Furthermore, we are interested in seeing originality and a broad range of personal drawing styles in your portfolio. Finally, we are looking for students who display an open attitude to learning, taking critique, displaying leadership skills, and trying new work methods. The program is demanding, and you must be ready to be in an intensive learning environment.


How to apply?

In order to apply, you must meet the formal requirements.
Furthermore, you must submit a letter of intention along with your portfolio.

You apply through www.optagelse.dk. The next deadlines are:

  • Character Animation (Next deadline: March 15, 2018)
  • Computer Graphic Arts (Next deadline: March 15, 2018)
  • Graphic Storytelling (Next deadline: March 15, 2019)

You can find a 5 step application guide and a checklist for the application here.

NEW: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PORTFOLIO FORMAT IS CHANGED FOR THE 2018 ADMISSIONS: As of 2018, we require you to send your portfolio in a single pdf file. A template is soon to be launched.

The portfolio requirements for the 2018 programs will be published here:

If you are selected for the test and interview

After the deadline, we select applicants for a test and interview at the school in Viborg. You can read more about the admissions tests and interviews here.

We will inform you about the results of the admissions test in June. The official enrollment in the program is completed late July, when final answers are sent out to all applicants to higher education in Denmark. Please note that there is a special enrollment flow for students admitted from non-EU countries.

Semesters normally start in the last week of August.

The exact dates for the 2018 courses will be announced soon.

If you are not selected for the admissions test and interview

If you are not selected for the admissions test, you will be invited to a feedback workshop. Registration is required – each applicant can come to one session only. Due to the volume of applicants, this is the only way to receive feedback.